Derrion: When life gives me lemons, I ride roller coasters. What better way to do this than by stopping by one of my favorite amusement parks: Six Flags Magic Mountain. I am happy I did because Fright Fest begins in a few days! This update will feature last minute Fright Fest preparations, general park changes, along with the current status of the West Coast Racers construction sight!
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Last week we were greeted by demons at the entrance of the returning scare zone Demon’s Door. It is said that the zone will draw from the depths of Hell. The vehicle below is a clear sign that spirits have now taken over.
The main plaza is home to the dark spirits, be sure to check out the added decor to the trees. These black-light inspired additions will give the zone a more immersive persona. After all trees are a part of the living too!
It’s as though all of the plants in the park are coming back for revenge. Check out the newly added mushrooms to one of our favorite scare zones just below The New Revolution, Nightmares: A Twisted Fantasy.
This new addition will be at the entrance to Willoughby’s Resurrected. The tower which features the name of the Willoughby estate stands at an impressive 20 feet tall and with a skeleton perched gloomily on top of the pillar.
The Willoughby’s Resurrected maze entrance will be perfectly lit by the new lighting that has been installed near the Helpful Honda Express. When night falls, lighting is extremely important because it will set the mood for the scare zones and event throughout the park.
Lighting equipment can now be seen all throughout the Exile Hill scare zone. This zone will take place during Fright Fest on Samurai Summit, along with the mazes Willoughby’s Resurrected and new this year: Sewer of Souls.
To the left of the front of the building will be the maze entrance. We were speculating this would be the case as with previous years, however it would have been cool to enter through the Sewer in the front.
At the entrance of DC Universe the first vehicle has appeared for the scarezone City Under Siege . This car wreck won’t be the only thing returning to this zone. It will include comic-book like characters that roam the city.
The Gearworks Theatre has also received new lighting effects that will aid in projection mapping . Six Flags Magic Mountain has done a great job with the building maintenance which will make the projection mapping that more exquisite.
This will mark the third re-theme and second re-tracking in the rides history since 2009. In 2011 , this GCI was changed from Terminator Salvation: The Ride to Apocalypse: The Ride. There is still no word on the new name of this attraction.
Viper was still down due to scheduled refurbishment. The ride has been down for a couple of weeks and is extremely missed. This ride is the only original “seven-looper” rollercoaster still in operation manufactured by Arrow Dynamics.
The boardwalk area also received new tables that extend all the way down to the entrance of Crazanity. Seating will not be a problem in this area and is perfect for viewing Crazanity which is very aesthically pleasing.
Details on the construction update for West Coast Racers next!
West Coast Racers Construction
It has been two weeks since this Premier Rides attractions was announced and construction is progressing quickly. There were two bulldozers on site to aid in landscaping and clearing ground for the new station.
A closer look at the site where the bulldozers are and you will notice that a large whole has appeared in the ground covered by two metal gates. This will support the pit stop section of the ride . The markers in the photo below are for support footer and these lead into the pit stop.
The markers on the race track will be used to support the helix’s of the track. The idea of this beast towering over the track will surely add to attractions excitement as seen in the concept art below.
Towards the entrance of Cyclone Bay there were more additional markers. With so many new markers it is easy to lose track of how vast and amazingly engineered this attraction is for the park, as it truly is space efficient all while being incredibly intense!
Markers! Markers! I definitely can not wait to see the progression of them into to footers in this area. This section will support the right banked turn just before the coasters Zero-G Stall as shown in the construction art.
I hope you all are as excited as we are for West Coast Racers . Take a look at the view on this side of the hill it will not be this way for long. As always thank you for reading, and we will be back in the next few days with Fright Fest coverage!
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